Words For Friends



For the sake of artistry, please imagine that you’re reading this on paper.

If you are a poet,
you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating
in this sheet of paper.
Without a cloud there will be no rain;
without rain the trees cannot grow;
and without trees, we cannot make paper.
So the cloud is in here.
Paper and cloud are so close…
the tree needs sunshine to be a tree.
If we look into this sheet of paper more deeply,
we can see the sunshine in it.
And if you look more deeply…
you see not only the cloud
and the sunshine in it,
but that everything is here;
the wheat that became the bread
for the logger to eat,
the logger’s father –
everything is in this sheet of paper.

~Thich Nhat Hanh The Heart Of Understanding

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